June 2019 Articles

Freetrade to close £7m in second crowdfunding round
Freetrade to close £7m in second crowdfunding round
Fintech startup Freetrade is set to raise £5m in a crowdfunding round this week, after its last funding attempt got [...]
June 25, 2019
Regulators place heightened check on Facebook’s libra cryptocurrency
Regulators place heightened check on Facebook’s libra cryptocurrency
Authorities in the UK and worldwide have ramped up calls for increased scrutiny on new digital currencies and financial disruption, [...]
June 25, 2019
Monzo smashes past £2bn valuation in fresh round from Silicon fund
Monzo smashes past £2bn valuation in fresh round from Silicon fund
Just six months on from its last capital plug, digital bank Monzo has raised £113m from major US tech investor [...]
June 25, 2019
London tech wages lag behind US despite fintech boom
London tech wages lag behind US despite fintech boom
Salaries for London tech workers are lagging far behind their US rivals, despite the capital’s status as a leading hub [...]
June 20, 2019
BoE official warns libra could raise regulatory issues
BoE official warns libra could raise regulatory issues
Facebook’s plans to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England deputy governor Sam [...]
June 20, 2019
At a time of political flux, UK-US links have never been more important
At a time of political flux, UK-US links have never been more important
It was no surprise to see so much media scrutiny around President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Britain, and there [...]
June 17, 2019
Five fintech firms win £25m from RBS competition fund
Five fintech firms win £25m from RBS competition fund
Five fintech firms have been awarded a combined £25m from an RBS competition fund designed to boost business banking competition. [...]
June 14, 2019
Monzo bounds ahead of rivals with US launch
Monzo bounds ahead of rivals with US launch
Digital bank Monzo has today launched in the US, making it the first of its rivals to finally land in [...]
June 13, 2019
Surge in demand for visas amid UK tech boom
Surge in demand for visas amid UK tech boom
The number of applications for UK tech visas has soared 45 per cent in the last year as the booming [...]
June 13, 2019
Revolut goes Down Under as it launches accounts in Australia
Revolut goes Down Under as it launches accounts in Australia
Digital bank Revolut will today launch its first accounts in Australia, as it embarks on a public testing period in [...]
June 13, 2019
Augmentum Fintech to double in size as it seeks £150m fundraise
Augmentum Fintech to double in size as it seeks £150m fundraise
London-listed fund Augmentum Fintech is courting a £150m capital raise, which would more than double the size of the company. [...]
June 11, 2019
London fintech player Worldremit raises $175m in series D funding
London fintech player Worldremit raises $175m in series D funding
London fintech startup Worldremit has raised $175m (£138m) in a series D funding round led by TCV, Accel and Leapfrog Investments. [...]
June 3, 2019
Rise in customers with multiple current accounts as fintech boom hits high street banks
Rise in customers with multiple current accounts as fintech boom hits high street banks
An increasing number of Britons now have products from a range of different financial providers, as the rise in fintech [...]
June 3, 2019